Down The Garden Path

I’ve another shawl on the go and really enjoying this one.

It’s crochet and a pattern that caught my eye some time ago. “Garden Path” by Lily Go. This is one of those patterns that I think will do a lot to improve die-hard knitters opinion of crochet. Lily’s patterns are incredibly well written for both the chart and the written instruction fans.

It’s fine, light and at first glance, resembles the traditional knitted shawls that so many of us love. I’m working it in Zephyr Wool-Silk 2/18, a beautiful 2-ply lace and it’s one from the stash. I’m using it single strand and not doubled as the pattern calls for, so have downsized my hook.

Loving the Tulip Etimo hooks! All the comfort of good ole reliable Clovers but with a slimmer shape that works with my “delicate” hands ;).

Crochet in Zephyr merino tussah silk laceweight.

Crochet in Zephyr merino tussah silk laceweight.

Rows of double picot flowers between filet crochet pathways.

Rows of double picot flowers between filet crochet pathways.

“Knit Night” happened at my place again yesterday evening with my BFF and I managed to get to the 17th row of this, in between talking. Last Tuesday was the official reinstatement of Knit Night – fondly known as “Stitch ‘N Bitch” in my neck of the woods – how could I refuse a request from DD to learn how to crochet? 🙂

I lucked out on a Verdant Gryphon shop update and snagged a couple skeins of “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” colourway on the Codex base – how apropos!

Hoping to have it soon to share a little Yarn Pr0n!

Desert Blossom Scarf Finished

This is one of two (“Desert” and “Ocean”) that are being auctioned in support of the “Party In The 100 Acre Wood” event, that is in support of Ottawa area food banks.
The K-Town Knit Night crew had a fun change of venue last week, when we moved things over to one of our local pubs to enjoy an “Open Mic” night along with our stitching (photos below).
And there has been some Yarn P0rn, but I’m too lazy to post the pictures yet. Instead, a couple photos of WIP’s, as the VERRA long drought in my knitting enthusiasm seems to have abated somewhat :).

Link to the 100 Acre Wood event details.

Twinflower Progress 1 Drape Progess 1 Open Knit Mic Night 1

A New Project

I had to cast this on right away!
Yesterday, I made my first trip out to the Ashton Store, where the owner Kelly, maintains a little corner of heaven.
I went with my friend Francine, the designer of “Fancy That” shawl pins and jewellery. Kelly has a lovely display of these pins as well as local artisan project bags and hand-dyed yarns (details to follow). There is a selection of well known yarns, including Sweet Georgia – yummy and Fleece Artist, Handmaiden, Louet and more.
I spotted this Fleece Artist Camelspin right away and just couldn’t put it down. The hand on this yarn is incredible, simply unwrapping the skein, you can appreciated the sheen and drape. This colourway said “Shawl” to me and after searching my Ravelry queue, “Mirth” by Stephanie Japel seemed the ideal pattern to show off my new purchase.
So, I cast on this AM and can barely put it down to do this post! What a joy to work with, I’m already thinking ahead to other projects and design possibilities with this. Below are a couple more photos, pre-winding and early start and a few photos of the Knit Night Gals 🙂 :

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